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Exail was formed as ECA Group and iXblue joined forces in 2022. We are now a leading high-tech industrial champion specializing in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Together, we employ a workforce of 1500 people worldwide and achieve an annual turnover of €250 million. With our unique offer ranging from components to complex systems, we support our customers for their critical missions in severe environments.

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Journée Mer & Défense

13 Jun 2024 – 13 Jun 2024

Toulon, France

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Land Defense


17 Jun 2024 – 21 Jun 2024

Paris, France

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Global Offshore Wind

18 Jun 2024 – 19 Jun 2024

Manchester, UK

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Land Defense Naval

DALO Industry Days

21 Aug 2024 – 22 Aug 2024

Ballerup, Danemark

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Land Defense


3 Sep 2024 – 6 Sep 2024

Kielce, Poland

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9 Sep 2024 – 11 Sep 2024

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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KSK Symposium 2024

10 Sep 2024 – 12 Sep 2024


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17 Sep 2024 – 19 Sep 2024


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Latest news


Exail selected by the European Commission to contribute to E=MCM project

Exail, announces its selection to participate in the European Extended Mine Counter Measures (E=MCM) project. The objective of this consortium project, led by Naval Group Belgium, is to establish a future European sovereign capacity in mine warfare.

Exail conducts first sea trials and demonstration of its new transoceanic Uncrewed Surface Vessel DriX O-16

Exail conducts first sea trials and demonstration of its new transoceanic Uncrewed Surface Vessel DriX O-16

Safran Passenger Innovations selects Exail’s Wireless Access Point for its IFEC solution

Exail announced today the signing of a new contract with Safran Passenger Innovations. Under this agreement, Exail’s WIZY-WAP advanced Wireless Access Point solution will be integrated into Safran Passenger Innovations’ next generation of In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity System, RAVE AP2. This integration aims to provide airlines with enhanced IFEC capabilities and offer passengers an upgraded inflight experience.

Exail chosen by Navantia to equip Spanish S80 submarines with WECDIS navigation system

Exail, along with its distributor in Spain, GRAFINTA, S.A. has secured a contract with Navantia to supply its Gecdis-W Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) for the four Spanish S80 Plus-class submarines.

Exail announces appointment of new CEO of its Maritime Systems Business Line

Exail announces the appointment of Jérôme Bendell as the new CEO of its Maritime systems business line, teaming up with Fabien Napolitano and Thomas Buret, Exail’s CEOs, to explore new horizons. Jérôme Bendell will also continue to serve as the CEO of the Aerospace and Land business line until a successor is appointed. Jérôme brings an innovative vision and a drive for excellence, promising to take Exail to greater heights of success.

Exail enhances offshore operations with Octans AHRS advanced technology

Exail has secured a contract with Bourbon, a leading French maritime services provider, to supply several units of Exail Octans Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for integration into Bourbon Subsea Services subsidiary’s fleet. These units will be installed on multiple Bourbon Evolution 800 Series multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) dedicated to subsea operations at depths down to 3,000 meters.

Eelume partners with Exail to equip all-terrain AUVs with advanced navigation systems

Exail has been selected by Eelume, a leading provider of innovative underwater technology, to supply its Phins Compact C3 Inertial Navigation System (INS) for Eelume’s new S-Series all-terrain Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).

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